Give me a Life in Return
After Song Yanshu reported to Mo Ting about Tangning's safety, he immediately instructed Lu Che to watch over her. If Bai Qiusheng dared to lift a finger, he could not blame Mo Ting for responding ruthlessly.
That night, Gu Heng tried multiple times to visit Bai Qiusheng at his room. But, everytime she knocked on the door, there was no one there. Worst of all, he didn't pick up his phone and even his assistant was nowhere to be found.
As a result, she was pretty certain that Bai Qiusheng would use the car scene to force Tangning out.
He would be really lucky if he succeeded, but if Tangning found out...
Gu Heng did not dare to think of the consequences. So she spent the rest of the night in fear.
The next morning.
Tangning headed out for her shoot, but ran into Gu Heng at the front of the hotel.
"I'll come with you on set. Didn't I promise to show you a demonstration?" Gu Heng reminded.
Tangning smiled, "How could I bother you like that?"
"It's OK. I'm doing it for the sake of achieving a better result for the film in front of the audience," Gu Heng replied.
The three women headed on set together. As they arrived, they found that the crew had already contacted the police to block off a stretch of road and everything was ready to go.
Gu Heng placed her gaze on Bai Qiusheng and tried to get his attention, but he completely ignored her. Obviously, he felt she was being too merciful.
This was Tangning's first time filming a car scene. Even though all the cars followed a planned sequence, the director still ran through all the fine details with Tangning.
Bai Qiusheng stood beside Tangning. As Tangning looked at him, she wondered what thoughts were running through his mind.
Did he not consider, if things got too serious, there was a possiblity she may lose her life?
As expected, Tangning's car was tampered with. 3am that very morning, although the cameras did not capture him, he did not escape the eyes of Lu Che.
Meanwhile, Gu Heng was standing opposite Tangning. As she looked at the way Tangning looked at Bai Qiusheng, she had a feeling her gaze contained a sense of disdain and ridicule.
"Tangning, when the cameras start rolling, you simply need to focus on that camera and remember which route to take. Let's do a practice run," Wei An suggested.
Tangning glanced at Bai Qiusheng and nodded her head, "Director, can I test out the car first? I've never filmed such an intense scene, so I'm feeling a little nervous."
"Of course..." Wei An nodded.
"Why don't I test it out for you," Gu Heng nudged the assistant director aside and offered, "I have more experience in this. If I demonstrate, Tangning will be able to learn faster."
Wei An analyzed Gu Heng and nodded his head, "Fine. Gu Heng demonstrate. Tangning watch carefully."
Bai Qiusheng looked at Gu Heng with a stunned and angry expression. His gaze also contained an obvious panic. Because he never expected that Gu Heng would directly block him from hurting Tangning to the extent where she would be willing to risk her own life.
This was because she was trying to protect him...
So, she did not regret her decision.
"Tangning is a professional, she doesn't need your demonstration," Bai Qiusheng grumbled in front of everyone. "Director, I'll show Tangning to the car. I'm sure she'll get used to it after a quick drive."
"This does sound like a better use of our time..." Wei An nodded, agreeing to Bai Qiusheng's suggestion.
Tangning looked at Bai Qiusheng as her lips slowly curved upwards, "Director Wei, I think if Bai Ge takes me for a drive, the result would be even better."
Hearing Tangning's suggestion, Gu Heng's face turned pale...
Because this was proof that Tangning knew what her and Bai Qiusheng had planned. Including Bai Qiusheng's plan today to injure her.
"Tangning's right. Qiusheng, we will need to trouble you for a bit to go give Tangning a demonstration," Wei An said as he pointed to the car parked not too far away.
Although Bai Qiusheng was given a difficult task, he remained calm. Because instead of walking over to Tangning's car, he simply walked over to his own one instead.
However...his car happened to be out of fuel.
Seeing this, the props assistant immediately apologized, "Sorry, I forgot to check it. I'll go add some fuel now."
"In that case, drive Tangning's car for now," Wei An said to Bai Qiusheng.
Bai Qiusheng furrowed his brows and looked at Tangning. However, Tangning looked back at him with a sense of interest and slight mockery...
Bai Qiusheng was surprised, but he still stepped out of his car and headed for Tangning's car. At this time, Gu Heng suddenly blocked his way, "I still think it's best if I do it..."
This time, Wei An sensed something was a bit unusual, so he asked, "Why are you guys fighting over something like this?"
Gu Heng turned and looked at Tangning, hoping she could show some mercy.
However, Tangning laughed and said, "That's right. Gu Jie, you were supposed to have a day off today. You really don't need to worry about my safety, everyone is here. Although it's my first time doing a scene like this, I'm not afraid."
Gu Heng looked at Tangning, at the way she wasn't willing to back down, and suddenly felt helpless.
"Qiusheng?" Wei An queried.
Bai Qiusheng pushed Gu Heng aside and boarded the car, locking the door firmly behind him...
He of course couldn't tell anyone that there was something wrong with the car brakes. So he looked at Tangning through the rear view mirror with a dangerous gaze.
He had never imagined that he'd fall into Tangning's hands; a woman's hands...
How did she find out what was happening? Or did she actually not know and all this was just a coincidence?
Gu Heng watched as Bai Qiusheng sat in the car. She was still unsure whether she should take on all the blame to save him. If she was to do that, her future would be destroyed...
But, she knew that Bai Qiusheng did all this because of her. She couldn't let Bai Qiusheng take such a huge risk.
So, she had no choice but to beg Tangning...
She even dragged Tangning to one side, "Tangning, I don't want to see either you or Qiusheng get hurt today. Could you please convince the Director not to use the car?"
"So, Gu Jie also knows that there's something wrong with the car?" Tangning tested.
"I simply don't want..." Gu Heng looked extra uncomfortable. "Everything he did was for my sake. I hope you can show some mercy."
"Have you considered what might have happened if I started driving that car?" Tangning asked straightforwardly.
"That's why I came. Whether it's you or him, I wasn't going to let either of you drive that car..."
"Even if you can prevent this incident, what about the next?" Tangning asked.
Gu Heng was speechless...
She was right. What would she do next time?
"Since he has the courage to gamble with my life, he should give me a life in return. I have always been one to give an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Even if you kneel down and beg me today, I will still make him drive that car. I need to let him know that not everyone can do as they please."
For the sake of her husband, she had to ensure that she lived better than others.
Of course, Tangning did not tell her this.